My sisters were discovering the dog park the other day. We had some gorgeous weather, and Mom thought it would be fun to take two of us to the dog park. She chose Alimagnet Park since Olivia had not been there, and she took Bailie because she often enjoys meeting other dogs. Bailie and Olivia headed off to see what they could find at the dog park.
Since we rarely go to dog parks, it had been a while since any of us had been to this particular one. In the twelve years we have known the park there has never been a major change, but now there was. They finally fenced off the water so dogs can only go into the pond if the humans let them through the gate to that area. Mom likes this, but is bummed the circular walking route is now chopped up.
Despite the sunshine, it’s still winter and a bit chilly. The pond had a thin layer of ice on it, and my sisters ventured out onto the ice. Mom only let them go out a short distance because she was afraid they might fall through the ice. Olivia has never been on a frozen body of water before. The slippery surface was a bit of a challenge for her.
Bailie struck a pose with a nice icy background. We think this is a great photo of her, don’t you?
One of Mom’s favorite things to do at a dog park is to practice recalls. Can you tell, Olivia passed the test? They went at an off time, so there were only a few dogs present which gave them the park almost all to themselves.
Bailie did some more exploring in the weeds and grass on the edge of the pond. I bet she is finding some great critter smells in there!
Olivia found the wooded area pretty exciting. There are real squirrels in then trees, and she could smell them, of course.
How about a picnic in the snow? Bailie would like to know if anyone would like to join her?
A beautiful day at an almost deserted dog park does really bring a smile to a girl’s face. Bailie was quite a happy hound.
Discovering the dog park together turned out to be fun for my sisters. They only spent about half an hour at Alimagnet park, but it was a good time, and Olivia got to experience some more new things.
We are joining our friends at Living Laughing and Barking in Our Backyard for their Nature Friday blog hop.